CARB I - University of Maryland Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology

Rockville, MD
Owner: University of Maryland
Architect: Design Collective, Inc.
Engineer: Burdette, Koehler, & Murphy & Associates
Contract Value: $2.4 Million

This new research facility for the University of Maryland contains both office and laboratory spaces.  Its mechanical systems included a high-efficiency, modular, hot-water boiler together with a 350-ton chiller that serves the high volume air-handling system.   The mechanical work also included a glycol heat-recovery system and high-capacity exhaust system.   The exhaust ductwork was welded stainless steel.   A laboratory air-control system was installed for pressurization control and operation of the fume hood exhaust.  The research planned by the Owner for this facility required the installation of several specialized systems.  These included: an ultra-high purity water system, laboratory compressed air, in addition to acid waste and neutralizing systems.